Marymount Academy International to Name New Soccer Field in Honour of Former Student Mauro Biello
Biello attended Marymount from 1984 to 1989. Prior to that he was a student at St. Monica Elementary School. His children presently attend EMSB schools. “My favourite Marymount memory would be all the great friendships I made over the years and still have today,” he says. “Marymount was a platform for me to learn and grow, as a student and person, which has helped me in my career.”
Biello is in his second year as Impact head coach and director of player personnel after being appointed on November 11, 2015, after three months as interim head coach. He is also in his eighth year with the Impact coaching staff, including four as assistant coach in Major League Soccer, following a 19-year professional playing career, including 16 seasons in Montreal.
In 389 career games and 28,076 minutes played with the Montreal Impact, Biello registered 77 goals and 67 assists for 221 points (regular season, playoffs and championship games). He finished his career as the Impact’s all-time leader in games played, games started, minutes played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and shots on goal. Biello began his professional career with the Montreal Supra in the Canadian Soccer League before joining the Impact for its first season in 1993. He helped the club win three playoff championships (1994, 2004 and 2009), five regular-season championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 and 2006) and the Canadian Championship in 2008 over his career. On the international stage, he represented Canada at the FIFA U16 World Youth Championship in 1989. He was capped four times by the Canadian Senior National Team and was just 23 years old when he won his first cap on Oct. 11, 1995, in Chile. He also represented Canada in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2004.
Biello played college soccer at Vanier College and Concordia University. He currently holds his Canadian A and B Licences. He is fluent in English, French and Italian and is currently working on his Spanish.